We introduced a new approach to describe Java software as graph, where nodes represent a Java file - called compilation unit (CU) - and an edges represent a relations between them. The software system is characterized by the degree distribution of the graph properties, like in-or-out links, as well as by the distribution of Chidamber and Kemerer metrics computed on its CUs. Every CU can be related to one or more bugs during its life. We find a relationship among the software system and the bugs hitting its nodes. We found that the distribution of some metrics, and the number of bugs per CU, exhibit a power-law behavior in their tails, as well as the number of CUs influenced by a specific bug. We examine the evolution of software metrics across different releases to understand how relationships among CUs metrics and CUs faultness change with time.

An Analysis of Bug Distribution in Object Oriented Systems

MURGIA, ALESSANDRO;TONELLI, ROBERTO;
2009

Abstract

We introduced a new approach to describe Java software as graph, where nodes represent a Java file - called compilation unit (CU) - and an edges represent a relations between them. The software system is characterized by the degree distribution of the graph properties, like in-or-out links, as well as by the distribution of Chidamber and Kemerer metrics computed on its CUs. Every CU can be related to one or more bugs during its life. We find a relationship among the software system and the bugs hitting its nodes. We found that the distribution of some metrics, and the number of bugs per CU, exhibit a power-law behavior in their tails, as well as the number of CUs influenced by a specific bug. We examine the evolution of software metrics across different releases to understand how relationships among CUs metrics and CUs faultness change with time.
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